Summer’s here and it’s time for great new toys! Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by CTV’s Your Morning to show off the hottest new toys of the summer. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • Parents are looking for ideas to get their kids out of the house during the spring and summer and chalk is a great medium they can use to express creativity outdoors.
  • Create outdoor art with chalk in bold, bright Crayola colors.
  • Fun shaped chalk is easy for kids to hold and are perfect for creative outdoor art.
  • Washable formula sprays away with water.
  • Includes three egg-shaped and three chick-shaped chalk.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $3.67 CAD
  • Available: Toys “R” Us Canada, Walmart, Amazon


  • From learning to walk to learning to ride, the Fisher-Price Popping Scooter can encourage your child to keep on moving.
  • Exciting popping sounds and actions happen automatically as your child rides along, while a switch on the bottom easily turns the popping sound and action on and off.
  • The 3-wheel design and wide deck on this Fisher-Price baby toy make for safe and fun play.
  • It’s a classic toy to keep your little one entertained, engaged and counting visual tracking.
  • Brightly-colored balls excitedly pop around inside the clear dome as baby pushes with the easy-to-grasp-and-push handle.
  • It helps steady new walkers, and the faster they go, the faster the balls will pop.
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $49.99 CAD
  • Available:Toys “R” Us Canada


  • The No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket is designed to hold up to 20 ounces of bubble liquid without spilling, even if kids tip it over or upside down.
  • Each bucket comes with three easy to grasp bubble wands, so multiple kids can play at once.
  • The bucket also comes in four fun color combinations.
  • The bubble liquid is sold separately.
  • Ages: 18 MOS.+
  • MSRP: $19.99 CAD
  • Available: Mastermind


  • The FORTNITE TS-R water blaster is inspired by the blaster used in FORTNITE, replicating the look and colors of the one from the popular video game!
  • Extend the FORTNITE fantasy into the backyard and drench the competition with pumpaction soakage!
  • This NERF SUPER SOAKER water blaster holds up to 36 fluid ounces (1 liter) of water. It’s easy to fill and easy to fire.
  • Open the cap to fill the tank, then move the pump-handle back and forth to overwhelm opponents with massive waves of water.
  • Tag opponents with a powerful storm from the NERF SUPER SOAKER FORTNITE TS-R water blaster!
  • Includes: 1 water blaster.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99 CAD
  • Available:Toys “R” Us Canada


  • Think like a fox, move like a cheetah, and strike like a cobra. Do you have what it takes to become a true Ribbon Ninja master?
  • Each player has three colorful ribbons attached to his or her wristband.
  • The goal is simple: snatch your opponents’ ribbons before they snatch yours.
  • Lunge, grab, and dodge as quickly and cleverly as possible – The last ninja standing with at least one ribbon left wins the game!
  • Includes 6 wristbands, 18 ribbons in 6 colors, detailed game rules and instructions and is designed for 2 to 6 players.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.95
  • Available:



  • Each Big Pocket World compact opens to reveal a fun theme with hidden surprises, micro dolls & accessories, and Polly Stick sticker sheet. The compacts are small enough to take anywhere for great Polly Pocket adventures.
  • Choose from Donut Pajama Party with micro Polly and Lila dolls plus pizza scooter or Pamperin’ Perfume Spa with micro Polly and Lila dolls plus golf cart.
  • This fall have even more fun with the Schoolbook with micro Polly and Shani dolls and the Birthday Cake with Polly and Lila dolls.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Canadian Tire, Mastermind, Toys “R” Us Canada, Amazon, Walmart


  • The future looks sweet with the all-new Lucky Fortune collectible bracelets from WowWee.
  • Every plastic fortune cookie includes a surprise bracelet with a charm and a paper fortune for good luck.
  • Crack it open to see what the future has in store for you!
  • Wear your bracelet—and your luck—on your sleeve, trade to collect them all, and even give the gift of luck to a friend who needs it most!
  • The more you have, the luckier you feel! So go ahead… crack ’em, wear ’em, find your luck, and share ’em!
  • Each plastic Fortune Cookie contains a surprise bracelet with a unique charm and paper fortune.
  • There are 4 levels of rarity: Lucky, Very Lucky, Very Very Lucky, and Ultra Lucky and there are 5 categories to collect: happiness, friendship, love, success, and adventure.
  • There are 100 bracelets to find, including the coveted Ultra Lucky real gold-dipped four-leaf clover. Collect them all!
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $4.99 each CAD
  • Available: Mastermind


  • Jada takes iconic Hollywood film and television vehicles from both the past and present and brings them to life with four-wheeled, metal die-cast replicas.
  • Each vehicle features a die-cast body and rubber tires and is a must have in any pop culture collection.
  • The line features cars from popular entertainment franchises including Transformers, Marvel, and DC.
  • Each vehicle features an opening hood, doors, and trunk.
  • All of the 1:24 scale collectibles feature exterior styling directly from the movies.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $8.97-1:32 scale, $29.97-1:24 scale
  • Available: June 


  • This is Oops Scoops,  a clever and colorful new food stacking game for the whole family, from YULU!
  • Spin the scoop spinner to see how many scoops you have to stack. Compete to build the tallest ice cream tower. If it falls on your turn, you lose!
  • GREAT VISUAL: the shaking ice cream cone shivers randomly increasing the chances that the tower of colorful scoops will fall!
  • Comes with a vibrating ice cream cone, 12 colored ice cream scoops, 2 difficulty level base scoops, a cone stand, a scoop, and a scoop spinner.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99 CAD
  • Available: Canadian Tire



  • Classic puzzle fun becomes an adventure in pixelated creativity!
  • Each set comes with either 700 or 1,500 vibrant, precision-cut micro jigsaw pieces. Follow the instructions to transform the tiny pixel puzzle pieces into vibrant designs.
  • Build a cat and a dog with the Playful Pets set!
  • Or why not get creative and invent your own designs or why not collect them all, combine them all, and build something HUGE?
  • All Jixels hold together strong – no ironing needed! – and they fit together easily without any frustration.
  • Let your big ideas shine bright with Jixels!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.95 – $16.96 CAD
  • Available:, Amazon